THE MAKING OF BIOPHARMACEUTICALS: INNOVATOR DRUGS AND BIOSIMILARS
Understanding how living cells can produce drugs
This two day course, designed for all non-biologists, scientists and non-scientists alike, will help you gain a simple, yet thorough vision of all the essential sciences and processes required for the design and production of different biopharmaceuticals, ranging from relatively simple proteins, such as insulin, to complex biologicals, such as monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and pegylated glycoproteins.
SBA members: CHF 1150.-
BIO Deutschland members: CHF 1150.-
All others: CHF 1350.-
Group registration and student discounts available
This fees include:
• Pre-course online activities
• Two day seminar
• Interactive course CD
• Online educational extensions
• Lunch and coffee breaks
Day 1: How living organisms produce drugs
What are the foundations of all life sciences?
How is a living cell built ?
How does a living cell live ?
A healthy cell or a diseased cell?
How different drugs work ?
What sciences in drug discovery and design?
Day 2: The making of biopharmaceuticals
Recombinant DNA technology
Strain construction and cell banking
Design of gene expression systems
Culture media and bioreactors
Single use systems
Chromatography and other purification techniques
Simple biologicals (ex.: insulins)
Complex biological (ex.: antibodies)
“Composite” biologicals (ex.: pegylation)
Biosimilars vs Innovator Drugs
Defining the problem
IP or trade secrets
Safety and regulatory aspects
Stratified and personalized healthcare
Biomarkers and companion diagnostics
New types of drug targets
How to design a “perfect” biopharmaceutical?